Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Newly-Produced Bone Cement Able to Carry Medicine

Abstract:
Iranian researchers from Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University used a type of bone cement and produced a material that is capable of carrying various types of drugs, including bone growth agents, antibiotics and anticancer medicine.

Newly-Produced Bone Cement Able to Carry Medicine

Tehran, Iran | Posted on April 21st, 2014

The results of the research can be used in the fields of pharmaceutics, medicine and dentistry.

The material can carry various types of drugs due to the lack of the presence of thermal operation in the production process of the cement and its isotherm hardening reactions. It is also able to release the loaded drugs in the injured tissue in a controllable manner during relatively time-consuming process.

According to the researchers, when ascorbic acid is added to the cement structure as a trigger to osteoblasts, the obtained material may be able to persuade bone creation properties. These materials can treat bone damages created by different causes in a short notice.

Results showed that as ascorbic acid is added to the cement, the hardening time decreases. For instance, hardening time is 35 minutes in a sample without ascorbic acid while the hardening time reduces to 25 minutes in a sample with 200 µg/mL of ascorbic acid.

Pressure strength of the samples increases too as ascorbic acid is added to the sample structures. Pressure strength of a sample without ascorbic acid was reported 16.26 MPa while the sample containing 200 µg/mL of ascorbic acid had pressure strength of 25.16 MPa. SEM results showed as the amount of ascorbic acid and the time of floating increase, more apatite is formed in the structure. A decrease is observed in the amount of ascorbic acid release as its concentration increases. A sample containing 50 µg/mL of ascorbic acid had the highest release percentage.

Results of the research have been published in Ceramics International, vol. 40, issue 3, August 2013, pp. 3961-3968.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Northwestern researchers achieve unprecedented control of polymer grids: Materials could find applications in water purification, solar energy storage, body armor June 22nd, 2018

Nanobiotix Publishes Positive Phase 2/3 Data For Nanomedicine in Soft Tissue Cancer (Webcast June 22) June 22nd, 2018

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed: In brains affected by Alzheimer's, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide June 22nd, 2018

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

Nanomedicine

Nanobiotix Publishes Positive Phase 2/3 Data For Nanomedicine in Soft Tissue Cancer (Webcast June 22) June 22nd, 2018

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed: In brains affected by Alzheimer's, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide June 22nd, 2018

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

JPK talks with Dr Frank Lafont, Director of the BioImaging Center Lille (BICeL) about the use of the NanoWizard® AFM together with fluorescence microscopy in the study of living cells June 19th, 2018

Discoveries

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed: In brains affected by Alzheimer's, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide June 22nd, 2018

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer June 17th, 2018

Announcements

Northwestern researchers achieve unprecedented control of polymer grids: Materials could find applications in water purification, solar energy storage, body armor June 22nd, 2018

Nanobiotix Publishes Positive Phase 2/3 Data For Nanomedicine in Soft Tissue Cancer (Webcast June 22) June 22nd, 2018

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed: In brains affected by Alzheimer's, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide June 22nd, 2018

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Northwestern researchers achieve unprecedented control of polymer grids: Materials could find applications in water purification, solar energy storage, body armor June 22nd, 2018

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed: In brains affected by Alzheimer's, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide June 22nd, 2018

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Dental

Detecting the birth and death of a phonon June 7th, 2018

MEET THE WOMAN BEHIND THE NANOTECHNOLOGY THAT REVOLUTIONIZED DENTAL CARE May 1st, 2018

A Tougher Tooth: A new dental restoration composite developed by UCSB scientists proves more durable than the conventional material August 22nd, 2017

New technology can detect tiny ovarian tumors: 'Synthetic biomarkers' could be used to diagnose ovarian cancer months earlier than now possible April 10th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project